COVID-19

B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)

‘They are tired’: B.C. Nurses Union president talks about violence, burnout

After assaults at Chilliwack General Hospital, Aman Grewal talks about abuse health-care workers face

B.C. Nurses Union president Aman Grewal. (BCNU)
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Protesters break through RCMP barricade, block Surrey border crossing

The convoy took off from Chilliwack earlier on Saturday (Feb. 12) for the third week of protest

The “3rd Lower Mainland Freedom Convoy” arrived in South Surrey Saturday (Feb. 12) after starting in Chilliwack earlier in the morning. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A child is caught between two parents with conflicting opinions on whether they should be vaccinated (Adobe stock)

Kelowna dad loses parental custody until son is vaccinated, judge rules

Parents have polarized opinions on the COVID-19 vaccine

A child is caught between two parents with conflicting opinions on whether they should be vaccinated (Adobe stock)
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A police member stands in front of trucks blocking downtown streets as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Chilliwack trucking company fires driver over cyclist hit-and-run caught on camera

‘We do not support or condone the actions of that driver’

Screenshot of Twitter post of a trucker accused of hit and run of cyclist in Vancouver on Feb. 6, 2022. (Twitter)
Freya Keddie holds a sign at the B.C. legislature to show her support for vaccination, amidst demonstrators against mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Anti-mandate rally met with counter-demonstrators in front of B.C. legislature

Saturday’s counter-demonstration was organized on Reddit, receiving wide support from respondees

Freya Keddie holds a sign at the B.C. legislature to show her support for vaccination, amidst demonstrators against mandates. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

‘It’s official’: BC School Sports gets green light to resume tournaments

The Ministry of Education initially prevented such events from happening, amid the pandemic

BC School Sports tournaments can now resume after a Feb. 3 decision from the Ministry of Education. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Kenney set to announce end date of Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine passport next week

Alberta also to unveil a plan that will see it remove almost all restrictions by month’s end

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

B.C. woman sues Ducks Unlimited after being fired over COVID-19 vaccine policy

On Oct. 1, she raised her concerns about the policy and on Oct. 14 she was fired for failing to comply

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
A group of vaccine mandate demonstrators make their way up Highway 14 to the Evergreen Centre Wednesday afternoon in response to SD62’s newly announced vaccine requirement. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Demonstrators take to Sooke streets against pandemic-driven mandates

Wednesday event organized in response to impending SD62 staff vaccination/testing requirement

A group of vaccine mandate demonstrators make their way up Highway 14 to the Evergreen Centre Wednesday afternoon in response to SD62’s newly announced vaccine requirement. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Thousands fill the grounds of the B.C. legislature Saturday afternoon for a demonstration against pandemic-related mandates in front of the B.C. Legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Thousands gather at B.C. legislature against pandemic mandates

Saturday’s event was co-organized by We Unite Canada and the Victoria BC Convoy for Freedom

Thousands fill the grounds of the B.C. legislature Saturday afternoon for a demonstration against pandemic-related mandates in front of the B.C. Legislature. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians were back to restaurants in pre-pandemic numbers in late 2021

Survey finds Labour Day weekend busier than 2019, giving operators optimism for 2022

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit acknowledges COVID-19 cases are impacting staffing in Greater Victoria

Riders can anticipate possibility of further short-notice cancellations of specific departure times

BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of demonstrators show their support for the Freedom Convoy Wednesday afternoon in Sooke. The convoy is a cross-Canada demonstration by truck drivers against government mandates introduced during the pandemic, including a requirement that truck drivers crossing a border must show proof of vaccination.

Dozens show support for ‘Freedom Convoy’ in downtown Sooke

The convoy is demonstrating against government vaccination mandates

A group of demonstrators show their support for the Freedom Convoy Wednesday afternoon in Sooke. The convoy is a cross-Canada demonstration by truck drivers against government mandates introduced during the pandemic, including a requirement that truck drivers crossing a border must show proof of vaccination.
Dave Eberwein, superintendent of schools for School District 63, says the district is not reporting COVID-19 cases on school-by-school basis because it does not receive that information, as per new protocols designed in response to the Omicron variant. (Google Streetview)

Saanich School District monitors absentee levels; no school close to functional closure

SD63 does not have school-specific COVID case numbers, superintendent says

Dave Eberwein, superintendent of schools for School District 63, says the district is not reporting COVID-19 cases on school-by-school basis because it does not receive that information, as per new protocols designed in response to the Omicron variant. (Google Streetview)
Laura McIntyre and her three kids are once again facing homelessness after their recently crowdfunded new trailer suffered a fire, and she contracted COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre) (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)

Single Langford mom of three facing homelessness once again after trailer fire

Laura McIntyre also tested positive for COVID the day before the fire

Laura McIntyre and her three kids are once again facing homelessness after their recently crowdfunded new trailer suffered a fire, and she contracted COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre) (Photo Courtesy of Laura McIntyre)
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the B.C. legislature Saturday to protest government mandates introduced during the pandemic. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

UPDATE: Hundreds gather at B.C. legislature for rally against pandemic restrictions

The event was organized by the B.C. Businesses Against Health Pass Facebook page

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the B.C. legislature Saturday to protest government mandates introduced during the pandemic. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ont. into Detroit. Turmoil and confusion last week over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate followed misinterpretations of regulations by both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya

Public Health Agency of Canada involved in ‘error’ on trucker vaccine rules: sources

Government provided no more explanation for the botched messaging

In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ont. into Detroit. Turmoil and confusion last week over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate followed misinterpretations of regulations by both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)

Patients with COVID in Fraser Health may now share hospital rooms with uninfected

Public health officials say hospital space is at a premium

(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
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